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Dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots shrink but stay strange on approach

Ceres appears to have a pair of cosmic headlights reflecting the sun. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches, they're looking smaller, but no less mysterious.

By May 25, 2015

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CNET readers' best guesses at explaining those Ceres mystery spots

For months now we've been wondering what the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are, as seen by the Dawn spacecraft. We've compiled some of our best reader guesses to help you place your bets.

By May 27, 2015

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Most luminous galaxy glows like 300 trillion suns, says NASA

Someone left a bright nightlight on in the universe. One of NASA's spacecrafts located the shiniest galaxy ever discovered.

By May 22, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

By March 4, 2015

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Weird spots on dwarf planet Ceres start to come into focus

Dawn has taken the closest pictures yet of the dwarf planet and started to illuminate the nature of its most glaring mystery.

By May 11, 2015

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This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover's high-resolution camera has returned pictures of a dusty sunset on the Red Planet.

By May 10, 2015

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See Saturn moon's 'soda ocean' shooting to surface in sheets

Enceladus may have a warm ocean beneath its icy surface, but it may also be shooting through that crust in big sheets, perhaps filled with sea monkeys.

By May 7, 2015

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Here's how Star Wars Day is celebrated...in SPACE

May the Fourth be with the ISS! This pun-based holiday is a reason for fans everywhere to party, even out in space itself.

By May 4, 2015

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NASA's Dawn gazes at Ceres' sunlit north pole

Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.

By April 17, 2015

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Search of 100,000 galaxies finds no sign of alien life

Researchers are finding no obvious signs of life after digging through thousands of galaxy images in search of advanced civilizations.

By April 16, 2015